The Normalization of Problems in Ghana: A Look at Unchanging Headlines

Man with Creative fatigue.

A friend who was once the deputy editor of the Daily Graphic gave me a bound volume containing some of the newspaper’s greatest stories. However, as I read through them, I noticed a disturbing trend: the headlines. From “Water Shortage at North Kaneshie” to “Flooding at Akweteman,” the headlines seemed unchanged since the 1950s.

It appears that people have grown accustomed to their problems, and discussing them has become the norm, rather than finding solutions.

So, what’s the problem?

We seem stuck in the past, with governments busy blaming their predecessors, and politicians more focused on amassing wealth for themselves and their families than creating a better future for everyone. As for the rest of us, we’ve become selfish, fighting to make money without considering the environment or our neighbours. It’s a dog-eat-dog situation, and we’ve created all of these problems while waiting for the West to solve them for us.